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cthetoy
06/13/2007, 09:04 AM
My new 5 pound bag of Arm and Hammer fell into my 40gal top off container which contains salt water. It was there for a few hours but the baking soda now is very damp. Can I reuse it still? I was hoping I could reuse it after baking it

Strack
06/13/2007, 12:33 PM
I would say yes you could still use it. Just bake it thoroughly.

Boomer
06/13/2007, 02:48 PM
It should be OK to use but will be contaminated with seasalt. When you use it test it first in warm water to make sure it dissolves properly, especially after baking it.

Icefire
06/13/2007, 03:51 PM
Top off that contain saltwater? weird ;)

Should be fine, don't bake it unless you want to turn it in washing soda. You should still dry it.

cthetoy
06/13/2007, 03:58 PM
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=10136406#post10136406 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by Icefire
Top off that contain saltwater? weird ;)


I usually have freshwater in it but I was going to perform a 50g water change so this time it had salt.

I'll start baking it in the oven tonight. Hopefully it works since I hate to throw 5 pounds of new baking soda away.

cthetoy
06/13/2007, 03:58 PM
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=10136460#post10136460 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by cthetoy
I usually have freshwater in it but I was going to perform a 50g water change so this time it had salt.

I'll start baking it in the oven tonight since I want washing soda anyways. Hopefully it works since I hate to throw 5 pounds of new baking soda away.

Icefire
06/14/2007, 07:17 PM
Baking it in oven will turn it sodium carbonate which raise ph

mikecc
06/16/2007, 07:09 AM
If in doubt, dump it out.